DCIAA Champs Meet Recap: Wilson Goes Distance Route To Titles

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The Woodrow Wilson boys and girls swept the team titles on Wednesday at the DCIAA Indoor Championships with their distance squad's depth key to the team victory.

The Wilson boys were led by Isaac Frumkin who was a double event winner in the 1600 meter run (4:42.72) and 800 meter run (2:06.07). In both races, Frumkin had to deal with and kick away from T. Roosevelt's Huzeyfa Telha for the win as a close runner-up in the 1600 and 800. Frumkin also ran anchor leg on the victorious 4x400 meter relay in an overall time of 3:35.31. 

The Wilson girls won by a margin of 40 points over McKinley Tech with their top individual performance of the day belonging to Allie O'Brien as she rolled around the track for 16 laps in the 3200 to post a strong time of 11:36.68. A PR by an incredible 28 seconds. 

Earlier in the meet in the 1600, Wilson girls racked up points sweeping the top 3 places with Ava Nicely as the race winner in 5:37.43 followed by O'Brien (2nd, 5:40) and Talya Lehrich (3rd, 5:44). 

The McKinley Tech girls were equally dominant in the sprints including a 1-2 finish in both the 500 and 300 meter dash from juniors Caliyah McKeithan (1:18.34/41.40) and Melady Brown (1:19.19/41.95) with McKeithan taking first place in each race. The tandem was barred up from a similar finish in the girls 55 dash finals as a controversial false start was charged to both athletes knocking them out of the race.

As a result, the opportunity was there for Dunbar sophomore Lenea Johnson to run away with the girls 55 meter dash finals in a 7.41 clocking. Johnson had a big day in the field events with a pair of first place finishes in the high jump (4'10") and triple jump (34'9") as well as a runner-up showing in the long jump (16'2.25"). 

In the boys' events, T. Roosevelt's Taahir Kelly racked up even more points than Lenea Johnson as he tallied a total of 31 points individually. Kelly won the 500 (1:09.65) and 300 meter dash as expected including a very swift time of 35.65. The performance was even more impressive considering it was his 5th race of the meet (including his 55 dash prelims) as he finished 3rd in the 800 (2:08) and 4th in the 55 finals (6.83). 

Kelly's younger sister in T. Roosevelt freshmen Fajr Kelly spoiled the Wilson girls plans of winning all the distance races as she was able to sprint away from her competition to take the girls 800 in a time of 2:33.98.

The McKinley Tech girls also dominated the sprint relays with decisive margins of victories in both the 4x200 (1:46.64) and 4x400 (4:15.99) meter relay. Neither of their relays went full tilt after running national class times of 1:42 and 4:01 this past weekend at the VA Showcase. The McKinley Tech boys also had a pair of relay wins in the 4x400 and 4x800.